A great season usually comes with unexpected contributions. The Indians have had their share, with Tyler Naquin having a Rookie of the Year quality season and Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli both having career years hitting baseballs out of the park. But, really, did anyone but Jose Ramirez see Jose Ramirez having this kind of season? I sure didn't.
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Middle inning outburst leads to easy 10-4 win over White Sox - Let's Go Tribe - The Indians scored 10 runs between the fourth and sixth innings.
Indians beat White Sox, cut magic number to 3 | MLB.com - With their sixth win in seven games, the American League Central-leading Indians trimmed their magic number to three with nine games left on the regular-season slate.
Cleveland Indians batter White Sox pitching, win 10-4, to trim magic number to 3 | cleveland.com - The Indians mustered only two harmless hits in the first three innings against Chicago right-hander Miguel Gonzalez. They tagged White Sox pitchers for 10 runs on 11 hits over the ensuing three frames.
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Marla Ridenour: Jose Ramirez’s bold swagger gives Indians the confidence they need - Indians - Ohio - "He’s got a quirkiness to him," Kipnis said. "He’s kind of got that little man syndrome mixed with a confidence about him. It’s starting to come out in his game. It’s always come out in his walk."
Indians move closer to clinching AL Central | MLB.com - Ask the players inside the clubhouse, and they will be quick to say that Cleveland is more concerned with home-field advantage right now.
Cleveland Indians reliever Bryan Shaw: The busiest man in big-league bullpen land | cleveland.com - Since 2013 -- his first year in Cleveland -- Shaw has tallied 297 appearances. Mark Melancon (291) and Tony Watson (290), who served as a tandem in Pittsburgh until Melancon was traded this summer, rank second and third. Cody Allen ranks fourth, with 286 appearances.
Sorting through the Indians' possible playoff roster - Cleveland - Scout - The Cleveland Indians, on the verge of a playoff spot, will have to make some decisions on its 25-man postseason roster for the AL Division Series.
Behind the Scenes at the Ballpark - Cleveland.com has published an extended, multi-part feature that interviews people responsible for the ballpark experience, from who cleans the shoes to who sells the beer. The whole series can be found here -- below are a couple that I liked:
- Who sings the National Anthem at Indians games? | cleveland.com - Each year, the Indians receive more than 2,000 applications from performers hoping to sing the Anthem.
- Why does John Adams beat the drum? (photos, video) | cleveland.com - The drum he beats today is the same bass drum from a drum kit he bought for $25 when he was 22 years old. Adams considers it one of his most prized possessions and carries it to and from each game with him.
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